Miraka Operations Manager Chris Macbeth has more than 27 years in the dairy industry in New Zealand and abroad. Starting at Kiwi Dairies in Hawera as a lab technician Chris has a range of experiences in operational and management positions. Chris also worked with the Dairy Board in Wellington and spent 5 years working for Fonterra, in the USA, as Technical Manager and in Sales, followed by time at Fonterra’s national office in commercial leadership roles. Most recently he was Site Manager for Bega Cheese at the Tatura Milk facility in Australia.
Chris says his grass roots background in the processing industry, coupled with time in market and commercial roles, has provided him with a wide range of experiences that give him the broad skill set needed to take on the operational management role at Miraka, a company whose values resonate deeply with him. He sees the Miraka philosophy as being a key driver in its success and one that is unique in the industry.
Diploma Dairy Science and Technology